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pretended to be a police officer in the past is up to its old tricks again. >> who is watching you when you're online? >> another warm day on tap but rain and wind could put a damper on things. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> we have got used to this wonderful weather -- >> there will be a big change tomorrow. it is 70 today and it will be down to 40 tomorrow. let's look at what is going on right now. scattered light rain showers on hd doppler. nothing of any consequence.
we could see some thunderstorms develop later on today and the wind will be gusting 40, 50 miles per hour. will be up close to 70 later today. be prepared. it will be bumpy as we go to the late afternoon hours. we'll talk about what you can expect for the rest of the weekend. >> good morning. happy friday. a nice start even though the roads are slick in some spots. 61 on the north side. moving well over towards the harrisburg expressway. problem free on the j.f.x. this morning. a little sluggish around frederick, 53 miles per hour. no delays to report on 70 moving eastbound. 64 coming down from padonia. five minutes to go south from
the split down towards the fort mchenry. eight minutes south on the birds to the harbor tunnel tolls. this is 295 and southbound traffic is starting to build at 175. volume is picking up in the usual spots. this is the west side. a lot of volume, especially in the outer loop. we will see delays around liberty and down towards 70 appeared will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> history made in maryland as we become the eighth state to allow same-sex marriage. >> the bill is on its way to the governor's desk but the fight is far from over. jennifer franciotti joins us live to explain. >> the senate voted in favor of the bill.
this tops years of failed attempts to gain the same legal protection as other married couples. the senate took up the house version of the bill, which passed by the narrowest of margins last week, only after it was amended and several delegates switched their position. whether the bill takes effect may be up to voters. the law will likely be petitioned to referendum in november. but for now, supporters want to celebrate what could be the end of state-sanctioned discrimination. >> delighted that this has passed. we feel like all of his god's children can now share in marriage. >> wonderful to celebrate the diversity of creation. this is a great day for maryland. >> the measure now goes to governor martin o'malley for his signature. a bill-signing ceremony could happen as early as next week. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the governor released a statement saying --
"i would like to thank senator miller for is leadership. all jordan deserve the opportunity to live in a loving and stable home protected equally under the law." archbishop cardinal edwin o'brien released a statement which read -- "today's vote is no less troubling. it places maryland one step closer to dispelling society." keep track of breaking news by subscribing to our alerts. you can see an interactive timeline of the progress of same-sex marriage from 2004 in massachusetts to thursday's vote in annapolis. it is all at wbaltv.com and
click on marriage. >> one person has died after being struck by a train. it is not clear what the person was doing on the tracks. the body has not been identified. the fbi is investigating a robbery and shooting at a royal forms in hamilton. police hope somebody will recognize the suspects. a reward is being offered for information in that case. a parkville man might be back in action. police say derek propalis was wearing a virginia state police uniform. he has modified his vehicle to have emergency lights and siren. investigators found other uniforms and weapons at his home and are asking possible victims
to come forward. have of today, we don't any information that indicates he has conducted illegal traffic stops or other illegal activity as a police impersonator. however, because of the extent of the paraphernalia and police equipment that he has, we're concerned that he may have done this. >> he was also picked up in 2008 for similar charges. he was caught with homemade police uniforms tenures earlier and half a dozen guns. >> two more baltimore police officers now face jail time. a jury convicted one man while another pleading guilty to steering crash victims to a majestic water repair in exchange for cash. both could get up to 25 years in
prison. 15 have pleaded guilty. it has been a mild winter but it does not help the snow removal budgets. they have spent $30 million of the budget because crews have been called out 14 times so far this winter to pre-treat roads. they had have to do with quite a bit of snow in western maryland. >> 46 degrees on tv hill. the rush is on to get tickets to a movie. >> 8 depot explodes, lighting up the night sky and texas. >> ava marie-up close experience for some of the most exotic residents of the national aquarium. >> we could see a few thunderstorms develop this
50 degrees outside. we have some showers move into parts of harford county, baltimore county, back into howard county. you'll see some rain as you drive into the baltimore city. it will probably taper off just a little bit. light rain this morning and we could see some thunderstorms later this afternoon. this has all kinds of stuff associated with it. snow on the backside in chicago and milwaukee. cold air coming down from canada. we have warm air coming up the east coast. with the knicks to get you have the showers and thunderstorms. we will not get into the snow but we may have some strong thunderstorms. the risk for severe weather bank just south of baltimore and that may include wind gust over 40
miles per hour and a slight chance for tornadoes. behind this system, the wind may gust to 40 or 50 miles per hour. the state is under a wind advisory. upper 40's and no 50's. will make it up close to 70 later today. this will be a mild and windy day. over 40 milescogust per hour. clearing and colder tonight. temperatures will drop back into the 40's. the seven-day forecast, will chop off almost 30 degrees tomorrow. high temperature of only 43 on saturday and it will feel like it is in the 20's at 40's because of the wind. a high near 47 on sunday. 6:12. here is sarah.
>> right now the rain and having a big impact on the roads. we should see things changed a bit. 63 on southbound 95 coming down from the white marsh area. moving well south on the j.f.x. 62 on eastbound 70. speeds around 62 on eastbound 100 heading towards 95. we start on the harrisburg expressway at padonia road. problem free all the way down to the beltway. let's go live to captain roy at skyteam 11 and this is a problem. this is the beltway where it meets 95, an accident taking up to its right lanes. it is causing a big deal late in that area. i believe it it is in the outer loop. this is just coming into us. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you.
an ultimatum is in the works for the syrian president. the united states and other nations will likely announce a cease-fire and relief into areas hardest hit by the government crackdown. more than 5000 people have been killed. crews are working to put off this massive fire in galveston, texas. an explosion triggered a fire involving two fuel tanks. the fire has been contained. nobody was hurt. no plea from a man accused of leaking classified information. bradley manning did not say whether he wants to be tried by military jury or a judge. he faces 22 counts including theft and fraud. another court session is scheduled for march 15.
>> a pair of baltimore lawyers is taking not facebook over privacy issues. william murphy and peter angelos have filed lawsuits in california where facebook is located. they claim facebook violated the privacy of this client. facebook officials say they believe the case is without merit. consumer protection on the internet is getting a big boost. there is a do not track feature and a new set of proposals. the privacy bill of rights gives consumers the right to know what information is collected about consumers online. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how concerned are you about having your online activities tracked by businesses and other groups? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
teenagers are gobbling up advance tickets for a new movie. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. bank of america going on strike for the way fannie mae is treating it. they're halting their sale of new home loans to fannie mae because fannie mae has been labeling them as a faulty and sending them back. some improvement in the maryland jobs picture. falling to about 6100. initial claims also fallen in d.c. and virginia. better than expected report on weekly jobless claims. the bloomberg maryland index was hired. q. how some people did not like
all the calories in soda in but they cannot stand the diet drinks. pepsi has a compromise. six guest calorie pepsi next. if you hope to see the new game games," you may want to hurry up. this is about teenagers forced to fight to the death on live tv. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> this week she has joined the circus and learn how to train the dolphins. >> ava marie to try to take a dip in a pool -- decided to take a dip in a poll. ol. >> our first task was to feed a bat.
in almost resembled a puppy. batsr lunch, we let the th out to play. next we prepare the food for the stingrays. when it came time to feed them, i was ill little nervous. -- i was a little nervous. here we go. now that is a hungry fish. what does it take to work with such intense animals? >> patience. you cannot rush. >> this is a fresh water crocodile. she's just a baby but still has a full set of teeth. the music tape her mouth shut --
they usually taped her mouth shut. >> that is a cry for her mother to come help her. >> what a day so far. i won with a slim with some sharks and stingrays -- i went for a swim. >> do not worry. they could bite. lot of the animals were born here at the aquarium and they get most of their food from the divers. >> i jumped into the water. i got a chance to meet the queen of the aquarium. she is missing a flipper. she was rescued off the coast of long island. she is still as spirited as ever.
>> she is the queen of the exhibit. of fun and lot excitement for the divers. >> the animals kept their distance. i left all in one piece. ava marie, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we have breaking news. this accident on 95 south down. captain roy taylor is over the scene. >> this is southbound 95 south of the beltway on the left side. baltimore county police and state police are on the scene along with firefighters and paramedics. they have to explains shut down at this location. wo lanes shutto explai down at this location.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. getting busier on the area roads. we have a live picture from skyteam 11. the delay is beyond an accident on southbound 95 just past the beltway southwest and taking up the right lanes. you can see the major backup. it will be a while before they can clear it. two right lanes are closed. those delays are in place and that will back up traffic on the westbound outer loop as well. this is wilkins avenue. this is prior to an 95. we are seeing signs that the backup is developing in that area. the accident on southbound 95 pass the beltway southwest. we have a crash we are
reporting. the north side is looking good at this hour. the rest of the major roadways so far looking pretty good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. good morning. the weather will be a little bobby today. right now there's not a lot going on. some light scattered showers to start the day -- the weather will be little bumpy today. it will be windy and mild and maybe a few storms this afternoon. the wind could gust over 40 miles an hour. we will show you the seven-day forecast in just a minute. here is keith mills, the man. >> good morning. we begin with the orioles. there will hold their first first what workout today. it is schedule to include brian roberts who played in just 39
games last year because of a concussion issues. that mattcurs wieters is is catcher. he made the all-star game for the first time. a great year throwing out runners and hit 22 home runs and he is only 25 years old. jeremy lin's young nba career has been nothing but hollywood so far. lebron james and the miami heat called off the new york next. look out below. stay on your feet. 22 4 lebron james. 11 from the field. he had eight turnovers.
lebron james with the dunk. miami is tearing up the nba. the daytona 500 is set for sunday and will include data patrinica patrick. she was nailed on the final lap. that sends her flying. she is ok. carl lewis on the pole. ce carnt to be raised our driver, lady? >> 46 degrees on tv hill. changes at the top of summer maryland's universities. >> same-sex marriage passes in
and here i am. jergens®. the beautiful difference. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. i guess we should enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. >> big changes coming up this weekend. we will make it up close to 70. gusting may be cos over 40 miles per hour. we could see some storms this afternoon. a high temperature near 70. we will come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> maryland makes history as the general assembly votes to allow
same-sex marriage. >> jennifer franciotti joins us with more details. >> good morning. whether the bill takes effect could be up to the voters. for now, supporters are celebrate what they considered to be a victory. approval tops years of failed attempts by gay rights activists to gain the same legal protections as other married couples. >> how do we go forward with all the references that are applied to husbands and wives as it applies to a same-sex marriage? >> my religious beliefs, you don't change those. and i'm not changing them today. i believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. >> same-sex marriage supporters rejoiced with hugs and handshakes after final passage in the senate. >> it's received a constitutional vote. [applause] >> the senate took up the house version of the bill, which passed by the narrowest of margins last week, only after it was amended and several delegates dramatically switched their position. as senators explained their
vote, the chambers' two balconies full of spectators hung on every word. >> as a state senator, would be really thinking awfully highly of myself if i thought i could vote on something that would change god's law. >> we are going to make history because we are going to take another step, another important step towards embracing every family in the state of maryland. >> that measure now goes to governor martin o'malley for his signature. that bill-signing ceremony could happen as early as next week. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> it is a sprint to super tuesday as voters in 13 states had to polls over the next to squeeze. kate amara has looked at how the campaigns are fairing. >> the polls and the campaign
rhetoric show this gop race is shaping up to be a two-man contest. it is the last weekend to campaign before pivotal primaries in michigan and arizona. >> thank you. >> mitt romney continued the attack on rival rick santorum after santorum defended his senate votes for programs like no child left behind. >> and he talked about this as being taking one for the team. i wonder which team he was taking it for. [laughter] my team is the american people, not the insiders in washington. >> on the debate stage, santorum admitted he made a mistake. >> what was a bad idea was all the money that was put out there, and that in fact was a huge problem. i admit the mistake and i will not make that mistake again. >> what he's hoping to do on tuesday is upset mitt romney in michigan. while surveys show romney leading in arizona, polls have the two candidates in a statistical tie in michigan. santorum is trying to tip the balance with a new ad attacking romney's conservative
credentials. analysts say a romney loss could blow this race wide open. >> there is a chance that we may have a decision-making convention where we will go into tampa without a clear majority for one candidate or the other. >> meanwhile, ron paul is also focused on getting delegates in michigan. newt gingrich is skipping ahead and hoping for a strong showing in the south. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> how was the delicate count looking at this point -- how is the delegate count looking? >> mitt romney has 99 delegates. rick santorum has 47. there are 518 delegates up for grabs over the next two weeks. >> kate amara, thank you.
>> the controversial bottle tax is getting a show of support from city school students. the education coalition toward patterson high school. they hoped the attention would bring -- they hope the torpor and attention to the conditions of the schools -- the help of would bringd the tour attention to the conditions of the schools. >> i believe all classrooms should be equal. >> school officials said it would take more than $2 billion to repair the dozens of buildings in need of repair. >> a history making employment. the board of trustees has appointed a man for notre dame of maryland university. james conneely will be the
president and currently serves as vice president for student affairs at eastern kentucky university. he'll start his new job on june 30. the faculty of coppin state takes a vote of no-confidence against dr. reginald avery. there is a rising budget deficit and alleged questionable hiring practices. the president of the university maryland has been placed on indefinite leave. the leave was announced in a short letter sent wednesday to students and staff. they have declined to elaborate. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is busy in many spots. we have a couple of accidents. this one is clearing and off to
the right shoulder. you can see the delays are just the right to filter. this is southbound 95 just past the beltway southwest. everything is confined to the right shoulder. we switch over to 95. this is in the area of caton avenue and things are flowing fine. you'll start to back out just prior to the beltway as you travel south on 95. 25 approaching the accident scene. hanover street, watch for an accident. some police activity at-street and st. paul street -- some police activity at monument streets st. paul street. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> so far some scattered light showers to start today. 46 at the airport.
most of the rain is in the northern suburbs. the wind will kick up this afternoon and gusting over 40 miles per hour. we could see if you thunderstorms develop during the day. high temperature near 70. a big change over the weekend. we will chop off 25, 30 degrees. 45 on saturday. there could be some snow flurries. big changes over the next 24 hours. it could be a little bumpy today. >> 46 degrees on tv hill. >> and unusual creature makes a public debut at an illinois
zoosre only about 28 in across north america. it seems to be guarding its privacy. the healthy and doing well. it now weighs 15 pounds. >> different-looking animal. 46 degrees on tv hill. still ahead, your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> fuel prices affecting the airlines. which airlines are raising prices. >> the wind may gust over 40 miles per hour. a few sprinkles around baltimore right now. 48 at the airport. stay tuned.
>> welcome back to 11 news today. one-person has died after being struck by a train in havre de grace. the victim was found just after 12:30 this morning. it is not clear what the person was doing on the tracks. the body has not been identified. the fbi is investigating a robbery and shooting at the oral form store in hamilton. at a royal farms store. consumer protection on the internet is getting a big boost. there is a privacy bill of
rights. it calls for beefed up privacy preferences like do not track. there are no federal laws protecting internet privacy. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- how concerned are you about having your online activities tracked by businesses and other groups? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. the u.s. is averaging $3.61 a gallon for gasoline. tracie potts is in washington with what president obama, republican candidates, and
others are saying we need to do to make driving more affordable. >> american drivers feeling helpless at the pump. >> it takes about $120 for me to fill up my truck, so that's not that fun. >> price has spiked almost a dime in some areas. overnight it hit $5 a gallon in california. analysts say expect higher prices by summer in part because the economy is improving. that drives up demand. president obama said thursday there is no quick fix. >> there are no silver bullets short term when it comes to gas prices. and anybody who says otherwise isn't telling the truth. >> the silver-bullet policy should have been implemented three years ago. >> the president taking heat for not drilling more. >> on day one, for instance, i'm going to say to the department of energy and the department of the interior, i want you to grant licenses to drillers for oil and gas, minors for coal, take advantage of our resources right away. >> but president obama says "drill, baby, drill" is just a bumper sticker. the real answer --
>> end 100 years of subsidies for an industry that's rarely been more profitable, and make sure that we're doubling down on clean energy. >> i think a lot of people will disagree deeply with barack obama over the idea that we should wait around until he grows enough algae. >> greener fuel may eventually make a difference, but experts say drivers looking for relief today might want to consider biking to work. as if that's not bad enough, aaa is projecting an average price per gallon of $4.35 this summer. from washington, i'm tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. kind of busy this friday morning. we have some whether bank moving in. this is 50 at 97 -- we have some weather moving in. there is an accident.
we will let you know if delays start to fall into place. this is 95 in the white marsh area. you can see we're looking at a buildup in volume in the southbound direction heading down towards the beltway. nothing major in terms of delays up towards havre de grace. hanover street, we are tracking and action in the city. police activity at-street and st. paul street -- police activity at monument street. those delays have dissipated. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on your forecast. >> we have some light rain at this morning. this is not a big deal. there are some scattered rain showers in a few neighborhoods this morning. we could see some thunderstorms develop. this is not a big deal. this has snow on the backside
around chicago and milwaukee and thunderstorms ahead of it. you have cold air across the northern plains and warm air rushing up the east coast. very often you get some trouble when they bump together. the risk for severe weather up in maryland. we could see some strong thunderstorms this afternoon. those storms could contain when gust and some heavy rain and a slight chance for tournedos. this is something to keep an eye on. the wind behind the system may gust up to 40 or 50 miles per hour. the entire state is under a wind advisory. the wind was picked up as we go past lunchtime and into the afternoon. upper 40's and low 50's. right now the wind is coming out
of the east. it will shift to the south and will get sunshine to break to the cloud deck and that will push the temperature up close to 70 degrees. we will pay the price with the strong wind later today and maybe if you scattered thunderstorms. tonight, everything will be pushing off the coast. it will be a breezy and turning colder with temperatures into the 30's. we will chop off 25 or 30 degrees to bar with a high temperature of 43. it will feel like it is in the 20's and the 40's and there could be some snow flurries. quiet in chilly on sunday. most of next week in the 40's. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. a vote in annapolis as the general assembly passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. jennifer franciotti a joins us
live with what comes next. this debate is not over. >> the senate voted 25-22 in favor of the bill. approval tops years of failed attempts by gay rights activists to gain the same legal protections as other married couples. the senate took up the house version of the bill, which passed by the narrowest of margins last week, only after it was amended and several delegates switched their position. whether the bill takes effect may be up to voters. the law will likely be petitioned to referendum in november. but for now, supporters want to celebrate what could be the end of state-sanctioned discrimination. the governor is expected to sign the bill sometime next week. >> thank you. here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. a surprising end to the trial of the man accused of killing his wife on their australian honeymoon. why a judge suddenly dismissed this case?
the strong storms system that is moving through the northern half of the country. heavy rain in two parts of the east. how popular website being used to sell fake goods. how counterfeiters are targeting your money. the newest alter ego showing up at the oscars and will happen if he does? we will have a live interview. >> a live interview with him could be dangerous. 46 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic before you head out to start your day.
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>> an accident in the city. >> at northern parkway. looking better in contrast on southbound 95 to the beltway southwest. we had an accident just beyond the beltway. the accident is clear and all lanes are open. another accident at hanover street and some police activity at st. paul and monument. you'll start to back down around liberty. and is 7 at generals highway looking good -- 97 at generals highway. >> rain but warm.
>> sprinkles this morning. the wind could still gust to 40 or 50 miles per hour. 43 on saturday. almost 30 degrees colder on saturday that it will be today and there could be some snow flurries today. anytime there's a big change in the air mass, you could get some bumpy weather. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.